Politics

United States Policies Escalating South China Sea Tension

As the situation in the South China Sea continues to develop, Russia, the United States and China continue to jockey for position. And tension is beginning to brew into what could be a potential conflict, as a prominent analyst has suggested that the United States is taking a hardline approach to Russia and China in both the South China Sea region and the Ukraine.

United States Policies Escalating South China Sea Tension

Tense situation escalates

Bill Jones of Executive Intelligence Review has stated that the situation in both the South China Sea and that Ukraine is incredibly tense at present. And Jones suggested that the conduct of the US administration is certainly not cooling the conflict, with the US instead adopting a posture that could reasonably be described as “playing hardball”.

The Washington government has accused the Beijing administration of carrying out a massive land reclamation program in the Spratley Islands of the South China Sea. Military and intelligence evidence has been provided in order to support this, and based on these documents, it does seem that China has been pursuing a hawkish policy in the region. The United States government contests that the territorial claims of China to the man-made Islands will lead to a militarization of the region, and a hugely increased chance of destabilization.

Ukraine accounts differ

With regard to the Ukraine, this is a highly contentious issue that is seen completely differently by Russian and Western sources. Although the behaviour of Russia in the Ukraine has generally been seen as extremely antagonistic in the West, the issue is often conveyed and communicated completely differently by Russia and its allies. Even Ukrainian sources have completely contradicted the United States administration’s version of events in this conflict.

As the United States maintains a key interest in that Ukrainian situation, the US government has invoked a policy that has deliberately provoked unrest in the eastern part of the crisis-stricken nation. Increasingly, the Obama administration has put pressure on Moscow to help implement the terms of a ceasefire deal that was agreed by both sides in the conflict in Minsk, back in February of this year.

Meanwhile, Jones contends that by massing troops in the Ukrainian region that NATO in general, and the United States in particular, is guilty of escalating the situation, and creating unnecessary tension where none need exist.

South China Sea stand-off

Both of these situations are contentious, but the South China Sea issue is particularly complicated. This is not least because numerous nations in East Asia lay claim to the region, and China appears to be taking a particularly prominent role purely due to its military, economic and demographic advantages.

The issue of boundaries in the South China Sea is not resolved, at least according to the opinion of the aforementioned Jones. While the rhetoric from all nations with an interest in the South China Sea is that this issue must be resolved by negotiations, the behaviour of countries with regard to this region provides a counterpoint to this rhetorical claim.

Jones asserts that the pivot by the US to Asia has created a level of tension in the area that hasn’t been seen in decades. That United States administration has been attempting to forge alliances and allegiances in the region with other players in the South China Sea situation, and these alliances that the United States have sought have always been traditionally against both Russia and China. This has contributed to a tension in the region that is becoming a potential powder keg.

As the United States continues to take an explicit interest in the South China Sea situation, every move that they have undertaken are collectively leading to greater conflict, at least in the opinion of Jones. The analyst suggests that the moves made by the United States have actually extended tensions in the region, as China now feels that it doesn’t have the negotiating conditions available which are favorable to it, thus sabotaging even the possibility of such diplomacy.

Jones concluded his comments by stating that the strategy of the United States in the region should be considered an extremely bad move. Those concerned with the development of geopolitics in the South China Sea region are currently significantly concerned about it, but unfortunately none of those concerned appear to be present in the White House. While Jones attempted to put his concerns about the region in the most neutral language possible, it was clear that he believed that the possibility for real physical conflict and warfare is escalating significantly.

Geopolitical chess

The situation in the South China Sea region is the latest chapter in an ongoing geopolitical conflict between the old world order dominated by the United States and a new power bloc in East Asia. Although the geopolitical picture is increasingly complex, it’s becoming clear that the rivalry between these two competing mindsets, dominated by the United States and China, will be a theme of political manoeuverings all over the planet in the coming decades.

In many ways, this can be seen as a financial rivalry as much as a territorial and military competition. Both China and Russia have indicated the desire to be more proportionally represented in global financial institutions, although their pleas have fallen upon deaf ears thus far. This has led to suggestions that Russia and China could even be essential players in setting up a new central bank system to rival the existing Breton Woods agreement that is exemplified by the Bank for International Settlements.

The situation between the United States and China is further complicated by the fact that the two countries are inextricably linked economically. China owns a huge amount of US debt, and the economic links between the two nations are now extremely well established. Slumps in the Chinese market this week lead to a panic all over the world in global stock prices, and the relationship between China and the United States is certainly indicative of the fact that the world order today is far more complex than a simple bi-polar situation.

As the 21st century unfolds, there will unquestionably be more conflict involving the United States and China, and it seems increasingly likely that the South China Sea region will play a significant role in this relationship.

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  • Larry Anderson

    You have issues with our allies and friends, families of the Philippines. Ever been there, know any Filipinos? Would suggest you get to know what you are talking about.

  • Jakiro

    see you have nothing to rebut with that argument. why so afraid of courts China? why? simple, because you know you can’t win by just telling people you fished there some thousands of years ago. fairy tales it is! haha

  • Jakiro

    or perhaps China is afraid to lose because of lack of evidence to support its claim. why so afraid bully guy? you can only win through dirty games eh?

  • Peter

    U think China evet will behave like clown country failipinoy?

  • Jakiro

    duh? why so afraid of international scrutiny and of a fair trial? if your claim is so strong why so afraid to show up and present your evidences? you said you have lots of evidences then where will you present that, on Chinese media? who will verify their authenticity?

  • Jakiro

    Then who has jurisdiction? China? hahahaha. it is disputed for a reason and the only way to settle fairly is through arbitration. why is it so hard to understand? Aha! because you want to steal and use military force to do that. tsk tsk

  • fu-yu-chin

    american go in color if it white then it is serial killer,if it black then crime mureder,what color are you JACK the fugger????

  • fu-yu-chin

    are you a azzzzzzzzzzzzzz licker or kisser???????????????????

  • fu-yu-chin

    dont worry mother fugger,I has plenty

  • Jack

    I think u need it more than I need it first when the social security fund run out.

  • fu-yu-chin

    yep, I could plug your azzzz with a 4 by 4,you want it?????

  • Frank Discus

    It is spelled without an “n.” Thanks for the compliments, but you really have to brush up on your spelling, aquarius.
    We are also the “Land of the Free, and Home of the Brave.”
    Sure beats any “Mandate from Heaven.”

  • Frank Discus

    Hmmm… Ok. I still recommend you do it infront of the mirror, though.

  • thesurvivor

    I feel that the DPP people lack the will to defend Taiping Island. They have been kissing US and Japanese behind for too long and are willing to sell their grandmothers to please Japan and US.

  • aquarium7

    It prevents me from aging.

  • Filmar

    Enjoy the Asian NATO coming to contain you :)

  • mike no

    And today the ROC is alive and well on the island known as Taiwan.

  • mike no

    Do you have any idea what the “San Fransisco Peace Treaty” was? Read it and then see who signed it.

  • Jack

    Yes. I need your mama to lick my as* hole. I don’t care if you are a food stamp benefactor or social security parasite elderly. If u keep spreading your dirty mouth like your dirty por n stars, or your strip club dancers, I will continue fuc your motha.

  • aquarium7

    Those maps scribbled on tissue paper used by fishermen be they Chinese or other nationalities are of no use in arbitration. Ancient maps, historical records must withstand authenication, in this respects China has thousands of them. If ’15’ and Philippines want to be credible members of the international community, they should stop playing football with hand.

  • thesurvivor

    As I said, in the old days, nobody took the hard line approach.
    There were ambiguous claims and fishermen of multiple claimants fish in the same area. When Philippines started arresting Chinese fishermen after 2011 Chinese coast guard have to respond. Now there is no room for ambiguity. You make a gamble and you lost.
    Philippines is manipulated by the US.
    US media will praise you but Chinese don’t have respect for lapdog.

  • aquarium7

    Your wilful misinterpretation of ‘Hague’ will lead you nowhere. Philippines is just a pawn in the ‘union of convenience’ of US-Phillipines to serve the interest of no one but US.

  • Peter

    Presented u with u all the answers above yet u provided no arguments, except the court that has no jurisdictions. Failipinoys are nothing but thieves on this matter.

  • Jakiro

    then why not China sue Philippines in whichever court they think has jurisdiction? See? now you can’t think of an answer? It is simple because China can’t present it’s case with concrete evidences. China just settles on jurisdiction issues but are actually afraid of any formal debate. china just wanted to expand by force. what a shame to humanity that at this modern times we still have people who are barbaric!

  • Jakiro

    Are you sure only Chinese fishermen are fishing there? oh com’on, you can do better than playing stooped here. Yes china does threat navigation, the fishermen of the Philippines can no longer go fish in the international water because the China is claiming the whole South china Sea without declaring exact coordinates. See how ridiculous China’s claim is? we need to guess until where China wanted to claim as long as there are resources they will shout “mine”! What a shameless country. Philippines don’t need to cry out loud, the whole world already knows how terrible Chinese government is. Greedy and shameless people!

  • Peter

    Check what The Instruments of Surrender is about. It could not be about Sam Francisco Peace Treaty because the latter did not yet exist at that time.

  • mike no

    I don’t have to check dates, I know the dates. Japan signed unconditional surrender and the terms were worked out in the San Fransisco Peace Treaty. Then Japan signed these documents.

  • Frank Discus

    Thievery cannot be justified in court. China is ranting that it is ready to go to war if somebody will question its thievery. China is counting on the fact that the whole world, with the exception of its buddies Russia and North Korea, will try as much as possible to avoid conflict. So they do what it pleases, counting on that fact. Now, they are preparing for a grandiose military parade to show that they possess the capability to indeed wage conflict. Reminiscent of the grandiose Nazi parades in the late 30’s. Sieg Heil!

  • Frank Discus

    I absolutely agree. China has arrogated to itself Tibet, Xinjiang Uyghur and the SCS. Russia has arrogated to itself Crimea, and now threatens Ukraine. Both the greatest defenders of the International Geopolitical Order. How dare the US and Japan to challenge this Order!

  • thesurvivor

    Anybody who have observed the situation for the last 2 decades would have noticed the change in approach by the Philippines after US’s pivot Asia policy in 2011. Chinese fishermen have been fishing in the water for centuries. Lap dog Philippines suddenly felt empowered by the attention from Hillary Clinton.

    Nobody is threatening freedom of navigation. Philippines is crying to get attention.

  • Peter

    IF I SUE FOR YOUR HOUSE IN ANY COURT (THAT DOES NOT HAVE JURISDICTION AT ALL) – WOULD YOU BRING YOUR EVIDENCE TO THIS COURT THAT THE HOUSE IS YOURS, NOT MINE?

  • Alexander Seville

    LOL Peter, scanned your brain with your made in china scanner, i bet you got a lot of dead cells in your brain.

  • aquarium7

    isn’t US the ‘greatest’ demoncracy.

  • Frank Discus

    Why keep mumbling at yourself?
    No need to post it, aquarium. You’re occupying too much space.
    Go find a mirror and mumble infront of it instead.

    P.S. If you have a beard, it would be great to stroke it while mumbling at yourself infront of the mirror.

  • Jakiro

    Lies! You make up stories you troll. Nobody urged Philippine to arrest fishermen illegally fishing in Philippine waters. USA came in when China was already bullying it’s neighbors and built fake islands that threatens navigation of foreign ships in an international water! Get your facts straight. Don’t rely on Chinese bias media. Shame on you and your twisted media! Go to The Hague and present your case! why so afraid?

  • thesurvivor

    China’s south most territory is the Spratley Islands. It was establish after WW2 when the Republic of China with the help of US navy took control of the island from the Japanese. ROC then stationed troops on the largest Island Itu Aba or Taiping.

  • thesurvivor

    Have you looked at the Vietnamese and Philippines claims? They too claimed the submerge reefs and beyond their EEZ. Some of you have knee jerk response to say any claim from China is bad. It has more to do with US national interest than facts.

  • thesurvivor

    South China sea dispute existed for decades. All the countries acknowledge their differences but do nothing aggressive.
    Then came US pivot Asia in 2011. Philippines got the encouragement from US started arresting Chinese fishermen in disputed water. The ambiguous claims of the past decades gave way to winner take all approach and US is positioning her self as the final arbitrator but will China buy it?

  • Jakiro

    why so afraid of the court? why the jurisdiction issue? duh? so since you think The Hague has no jurisdiction, who has?

  • Jakiro

    truth according to Chinese bias and controlled media?

  • Jakiro

    See you can’t even give a good argument. Why can’t you present so called “evidence” in The Hague? Afraid of losing?

  • Jakiro

    you mean fabricated maps right? hahaha

  • Jakiro

    and you are a reta^rded Chinese troll.

  • BURADOR

    I CONSIDER YOU ONE of them—IGNORANT

  • fu-yu-chin

    animal dont speak human language,animal need to be kick and kill right chin-suk-cox

  • fu-yu-chin

    jack,you need a mama to teach you some manner,dont speak to elderly liked that you mother fugger,azz licking,puta madre,toma mierda

  • fu-yu-chin

    CHINESE ARE DUMB IN NATURE,they are born stupid,china try to conquest vietnam so many time in the past,but,in the end china got a kick in the azzzz,when china invade vietnam again??????real soon china population are grandpa and grandma,anyway,I dont live in vietnam,you need to go to american to cut off my ball

  • Peter

    Japanese are my friends too. Does that change history?

  • Real Wisdom

    2 PHD’s, what a joke, but your chinese. Your country has to send their children to other countries to get a education. You wouldn’t of passed High School History!
    The Japanese are my friends.

  • aquarium7

    Very disagreed, only a pity few ‘chiks’ here for ‘obvious’ reason, on the contrary, far too many China haters, racists like Burador, that’s the reason for ‘cow’ replies to shaken them up.

  • Peter

    You are my Toyota Highlander? No wonder I drive u daily. Don’t let japs even laugh at u at ur ignorance.

  • Real Wisdom

    Sorry to disappoint you, I’m a Highlander. When you are confronted with the truth this is your responce?
    OK, now we know.

  • Peter

    Don’t babble about history. Read facts about it. Read about each thing. Being Filipino does not give u excuse not to.

  • Real Wisdom

    He is right! It was a Unconditional Surrender.
    Just be honest.
    The only other document that matters was signed in San Fransisco!
    You claim 2 PHD’s…
    It’s realy simple to understand!

  • Peter

    Check the dates of san Francisco peace treaty and the surrender.

  • mike no

    Wrong again! The signing of the Unconditional Surrender aboard the USS Missouri had NOTHING to do with the treaties you try to use. The surrender was “unconditional”. This signing by Japan led to the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty and none of the treaties you try to bring in were involved in this Treaty.

  • aquarium7

    No such map on record, do not give blind support, they didn’t even have any credible history then. If need to play number game China can present 10000 maps and historical and legal documents!

  • wfraser11

    WTF. Aquarium. Is this your opinion alone? Or are you speaking on behalf of the entire trailer park.

  • wfraser11

    WTF? Take your meds aquarium, go to bed and let the grownups talk.

  • wfraser11

    aquarium, Thank you for sharing your lack of knowledge with everyone. You go now !

  • wfraser11

    Thanks pj. Unfortunately, nothing in your post establishes Chinese sovereignty over submerged reefs a thousand miles from China’s coast.
    Nice try.
    No cigar.

  • wfraser11

    The only tension creating activity going on in the South China Sea is China’s preposterous and outrageous claims to sovereignty over submerged reefs a thousand miles away from their coast.
    Coupled with their arrogant political statements, bullying of their neighbors and their state controlled “news”, China is putting on a great example of how not to work within international law and basic political decency. It is with great pleasure that I look forward to China’s massive loss of face in the SCS as they confront nations who simply want freedom of navigation for their fishermen and their civilian pursuits. China has screwed the pooch and its going to cost the.
    China trolls. You go now !

  • Peter

    Need some medicine to treat your brain edema.

  • Peter

    Even US admit the so called court has no jurisdiction power over the matter, according to clauses in UNCLOS itself, got it?

  • Rusty Wyse

    My responses are censored. I cannot respond.

  • Peter

    Don’t spew out a nonsense as a point. The basis of the Instrument os Surrender was entirely unconditional acceptance of all terms of the treaties.

  • Rusty Wyse

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2fYcHLouXY
    Victoria Nuland’s Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to “Subvert Ukraine”

  • Peter

    Bring your brain to a college, see if they will think u have a brain to be just a student. Maybe try e elementary school, grade 1.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Americans are the most brainwashed in the world.
    The Chinese are the greediest in the world. Chinese will sell you China for $50.00.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Economy is unpredictable. It goes up and down. The stock market in China is a gambling hall. China has a 5,000 – 6,000 years history of greed, corruption, bribery, thievery, robbery,…
    You name it, China had done it. It is already a miracle that China has done so well up to now.

    Chinese greed is at work again, moving their manufacturing facility to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia,… because of rising labor cost. The difference here is the Americans are patriotic while the Chinese are greedy. Americans will come back and rebuild while the Chinese, once gone, will never return, and only return to show their good fortune away from China. The Chinese people are worst enemy of China.

  • Alexander Seville

    Take your Cairo declaration to Hague and see if it work’s !

  • Alexander Seville

    mike no, you’re the one that misleading your people, your china started claiming and officially notified the world(UN) of it’s 9, 10, 11, dash-line claim back in 2009 when china submitted a map at the UN Secretary. Not a single country voted,approve and recognize it.
    China’s leader MISTAKENLY believed that the UN has granted china the immunity from settling dispute by CITING an OBSCURE PROVISION in the UN.
    why would china signed an agreement (JMSA)2006 joint marine seismic agreement with Vietnam and Philippines for china to do seismic in Vietnam and Philippine waters EEZ in the first place if it was a chines claim ?
    apparently, china found hydro carbons that would indicate oil and gas deposits in Vietnam and Philippines EEZ.
    wow ! china ,the TOTAL ABSENCE of SHAME !

  • mike no

    Philippines built 14 acres long ago, China built 3000 acres and is still building. But China said they have stopped, not.

  • mike no

    There will be no war unless the CCP decides they have to fight. No other nation wants war, they all want the courts to settle this matter. China has used these courts many times when they have a chance to win. The problem now is the CCP sees they have no case.

  • mike no

    With replies like this you show who is brainwashed.

  • mike no

    You have been talking this trash every since the economic downturn back in 06. Now it is China whose economy has tanked and you still think this is 06. The US stock market dropped for 4 or 5 days but China has not stopped dropping for months. Now China is selling treasury bonds at a loss just to shore up the yuan. Get real and stop running off about stupid things.

  • mike no

    Nothing you say is of substance. Example, the Cairo…. and Potsdam were both made null and void by the actual Surrender of Japan and the Documents signed by the Allies. You blow smoke in the hopes nobody will know and the treaties you use will sound soooo official. As for your following…they show along with you, no knowledge of the real facts.

  • mike no

    #7 has nothing to contribute here

  • mike no

    Alexander is not misleading. The claims made by the CCP are fake, bogus, misleading, and they belong to the ROC , as the ROC were the governbment who made the actual claim in the 1940’s,not the CCP. A real claim, legal standards, “marking claim boundries with immovable objects”, a claim demonstrates the recording of a survey, the staking or signing of the land”, “without these it is without merit and will not succeed in any dispute”. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • mike no

    Jack needs more than just a history book~!

  • BURADOR

    Wrong, read All chinese Trolle here, They are All racist and full of hates Against Philippines,

  • brian smith

    Please stop the sarcasm.

  • brian smith

    Given the facts you stated, why don’t China assert its case in a proper forum ( court ) and pushes for a more international rule based approach, if they can prove their claims in International Tribunal Court and in such win its case, then not even the might of the United States can bent the ruling of the court. We simply want this to be settled as peaceful as possible. Everyone has their own opinion about this delicate matter, and it cannot be resolved by simply saying that one has indisputable sovereign rights all over SCS. We at the international community supports peaceful and lawful means to resolve this case.

  • brian smith

    Let the International Tribunal decide on the merits of the case. That’s the main reason why we have such independent body to check and balance nations with concerns such as this. If China has the indisputable rights all over SCS, then they have to be civilized enough to adhere on international arbitration to prove that what they are claiming is really their territory. If China wins, then all of us in International community even the United States have to adhere on the decision.

  • aquarium7

    Sorry but too much hate in your comment.

  • aquarium7

    Sorry but misleading and rude comment deserves rude reply. Do not parroting, expose yourself to legal experts from all sides, not just graphics and news from CNN spy plane (try to comment on the legality of this stupid action I challenge you), and western bias media famous for smearing China.

  • aquarium7

    Apology for misinterpreting your comment. Your comment is fair.

  • Alexander Seville

    @ aquarium, your shadow thinking show’s your in-ability and been brainwashed by your superior and spreading your lie’s of 1.3 billion thru your people is a sign that you and your SICK ccp’s corrupt mind.
    china is a rising star in the corner, but your corrupt ccp government will bring your country to a very DEEP trouble in coming day’s, month’s, perhaps in years to come with china’s ”FAKE and BOGUS claim just STEAL small country’s RESOURCES !

  • BURADOR

    EMPTY BRAIN should GET OUT from here—

  • BURADOR

    YOU REPLY is EMPTY—

  • aquarium7

    it was a map of a cow ranch

  • aquarium7

    should be a pinoy cow that speaks

  • aquarium7

    a sick viet cow

  • aquarium7

    just a sick cow

  • aquarium7

    It is not speculation, US and Japan are challenging International Geopolitical Order achieved by the greatest defenders, China and Russia.

  • aquarium7

    sure it is in conflict with US’s International Law only US obey, China and Russia don’t give a damn, they response with ‘parade’ and ‘dong feng’.

  • aquarium7

    Peter and aqua007 just happen to be fair and not sick China haters in this forum.

  • aquarium7

    Peter are among the few sane people that tells the truth here, the rest are all nuts or morons or just cows.

  • aquarium7

    cow boys pretend to be a human

  • aquarium7

    you are pleasing yourself with your very good joke though

  • aquarium7

    an ignorant and very sick man’s idea.

  • aquarium7

    only pea size correct.

  • Tien Pham

    You are wrong sir! If China controls the South China Sea (SCS,) China will be able to control ALL navigations. That will jeopardize those who need to navigate that part of the sea commercially or militarily. The US HAS to jump in, in order to keep her leadership, and to make sure that NOBODY bullies nobody.

  • aquarium7

    Peter has shed light that liars are naturally scared of just like Dracula cannot face light.

  • aquarium7

    Peter speaks volume that liars are naturally scared of just like Dracula cannot face light.

  • aquarium7

    Very shocking indeed!

  • aquarium7

    The identity of the dead was not confirmed, but was widely believed to be either a US or Japan citizen.

  • aquarium7

    There were no thieves, pirates, and gangster around then, and because of that, there was absolute freedom of passage for US sailors, although there has been a related dead case according to a report.

  • aquarium7

    That explains why China NEEDS to carry out a massive military parade to restore peace and order in China’s South China Sea back to 1940 state that is pristine and peaceful.

  • aquarium7

    You have confirmed my belief based on logic that all along Philippines and Vietnam are two ‘huge’ theft parties on rampage in China’s South China Sea with US and Japan as instigators.

  • p j

    Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Spain
    December10, 1898

    Article
    III. Spain cedes to the United States the archipelago known as the
    Philippine Islands, and comprehending the islands lying within the
    following line:

    A line running from west to east along or near the
    twentieth parallel of north latitude, and through the middle of the
    navigable channel of Bachi, from the one hundred and eighteenth (118th)
    to the one hundred and twenty-seventh (127th) degree meridian of
    longitude east of Greenwich, thence along the one hundred and twenty
    seventh (127th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich to the
    parallel of four degrees and forty five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′])
    north latitude, thence along the parallel of four degrees and forty
    five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′) north latitude to its intersection
    with the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and
    thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich, thence
    along the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and
    thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich to the
    parallel of latitude seven degrees and forty minutes (7 [degree symbol]
    40′) north, thence along the parallel of latitude of seven degrees and
    forty minutes (7 [degree symbol] 40′) north to its intersection with the
    one hundred and sixteenth (116th) degree meridian of longitude east of
    Greenwich, thence by a direct line to the intersection of the tenth
    (10th) degree parallel of north latitude with the one hundred and
    eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, and
    thence along the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of
    longitude east of Greenwich to the point of beginning.The United States
    will pay to Spain the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) within
    three months after the exchange of the ratifications of the present
    treaty.

  • chruda

    China has never regarded pinoys as worth enemy. The Chinese can simply terminate pinoys with just one finger like killing a flee, if they want.

  • chruda

    This must be part of your brilliant imaginations that wet dreams rested on.

  • Peter

    This is a public space – a space where you need to lick clean what you spew out from your rear end, FAILiPinoy eGay?

  • Peter

    China has the same rights to do whatever they do on their own territory. The difference is China is building on its own territory – US recognizes that this is not against any international law, while the FAILiPinoys grabbed some Chinese islands that was not on its maps a few years ago and started building on them. What do you say about that?

  • Taydui

    You ‘re wrong, Vietcong is a good dog of China,.In1958 Pham van Dong Prime minister of North Vietnam communist singed agreement with China to recognize Pratley Island belong to China,although,in this time , Pratley Island belonged to Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam),that why Vietcong never dare to bring China to International Court like Philippines.
    Recently, China use their giant boats ,or navy boats mash in to the small boats of
    Vietnamese fisher man in Vietnamese water ,sink their boats,kill Vietnamese,then Chinese took their properties like Thai pirates.The fisher man’s families report to Vietcong authority ,they do nothing.People make demonstration ,or speak out against China Viet cong let police arrest and charge people for violation society order,
    There is no human right in Vietnam communist regime ,the dog of China .Phung Quang Thanh Defend Minister of Vietcong announced , he worries Vietnamese people hate China will damage the relationship between two brother countries, This guy is a real stupid dog of China .

  • matimal

    NOW I get it. Valuewalk is a propaganda site for the CCP. I don’t know why I didn’t realize this earlier. Now I can ignore it. Bye…..

  • Filmar

    Stop your lies. We all know the reason you don’t take your dispute to the UN is because you cant prove anything. Give a big welcome to the Asian NATO led by the USA coming to contain you. It worked for the USSR and will work for you….or your threat is eliminated forever. It is a win win situation.

  • Filmar

    The only lies are the ones by you commies. Don’t worry one day your threat is going to be eliminate by the forces fighting once again for freedom. Just like what was done to Germany….time is running out.

  • A Peaceful Life

    I think that one day in the future, the PLA invade Vietnam, and cut off the Vietnamese’s balls including you fu-yu-chin… lol

  • Steven T

    What kind of an idiot that would not show his/her name for writing this piece of garbage? More likely, it’s a Chinese or a Chinese descent that didn’t want readers to know this trash of an article is garbage? The U.S’ policy is stoking tension or is it Chinese’s aggression in East and S. China Seas? Also, “Washington government accused Beijing of massive land reclaimation?” Idiot! Pictures don’t lie. Show your face and name when you write trash like this, COWARD!

  • egay capitania

    fOCK YOU IDIOT CHINKS!

  • egay capitania

    it should go like this …” THE MORONIC CHINESE DISEASES IS SPREADING ALL OVER SPRATLY’S THUS CREATING TENSE THAT COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO IT’S EXTINCTION”

  • Jack

    Sure it does. The Obama administration started pulling their troops out from Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010. In order to station all these unnecessary military personnels, they came up with an idea- pivoting to Asia. The move has make the China rethink its military alignment in SCS and found their sovereignty security is vulnerable when facing the massive and mighty U.S military presence. They decided to speed up their island reclamation works in order to catch up their neighbors in the region. The Obama foreign policies have failed both in middle east and SCS because it created a power vacumn in the upheaval middle east region in which giving chance for the ISIS to gain ground; at the same time provoke China and created conflicts in the SCS.

  • wfraser11

    Peter.WRONG across the board. Buy a history book. The South China Sea is and will continue to be an international body of water governed by the rule of the sea. Which does not include Chinese pencil dicks like you making claims you wouldn’t want to stand up for.

  • wfraser11

    Peter the troll. You write good SPAM that you copy from Chinese propaganda sites.
    Say hello to Xi, Kim Il Jong and all your Communist buddies.
    Reap it.

  • wfraser11

    Peter. Yes that is nice, but China has built “islands” on submerged reefs in DIRECT contradiction with international maritime law. Which means they are claiming over “sovereignty” over international waters , nothing more.
    Nice try.
    No cigar. And China loses. The market place notices Chinas activity and it will respond accordingly.
    In the meantime yes, the US Navy will continue to operate in international mrine waters. Should China decide that that is not okay, then they know what they’ll have to do to prevent freedom of the seas.
    One can only hope.

  • wfraser11

    Jack.Oh dear !!!
    A history book. Buy one.

  • wfraser11

    “UNITED STATES POLICIES ESCALATING SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSIONS” !
    Silly me. I thought it was because China has decided that a formerly international body of water is “there’s”.
    I don’t know what I was thinking>
    Thanks for setting us all straight on this in your “news” article.
    Very nice work.

  • Brother Mathias

    I respect the Vietnamese for standing up to China on the issue of territorial sovereignty. But I also saw the Chinese armed vessels sinking Viet fisherman around the Chinese oil rig. If Vietnam and the Philippines are that enraged by Chinese encroachment, it is up to THEM to start defending THEIR territory. But I don’t think that is the way the Illuminati want this one to play out.

  • Peter

    Whne are u going to stop your public azzzzzz fetish! Stop that, nomore! this is a public forum.

  • Juanaguanta2

    “China owns a huge amount of US debts,…”
    Both countries think the have a leverage over this fact.
    If China misbehaves and breaks all the rules, then they can kiss
    all these debts good bye.

  • Lilzz Lilzz

    Very objective and rare piece of article. 90% of articles outthere are calling for more US confrontational approach.

  • Jack

    @ fu-yu-chin, fuc-you-ameri! the pariah American is nobody but a slave of Jews. Wake up Jews’s dogs.

  • fu-yu-chin

    THE AUTHOR IS A CHINA KISS AZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  • Thomas

    Also I’m sorry for any words that may be improperly used. Apple iPad tends to decide what words I want to use even if it isn’t the words I want to use.

  • fu-yu-chin

    UNDERSTAND WHAT??????????BS AT BEST

  • fu-yu-chin

    HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH this is the most BS I ever read,too much lattitude for 3D HIHIHIHIHOHHOHOHOHOHO

  • fu-yu-chin

    the animal china now think they can take everything they desire,at last,the china dream of conquest is begin,if no war china just move on they take without fight,only by scaring techniques

  • Thomas

    Thank you for the facts! It’s like a breath of fresh air after reading all of the hateful retoric and angry comments posted on the subject. I’m shyer that the underlying reason for the dispute for all parties involved has little to do with the actual islands and more to do with the oil as well as military strategic positioning but that’s my opinion and I can’t say for sure if that’s correct speculation.

  • bankster

    I do believe the ambiguity of the EEZ is feeding a lot of disputes in the SCS. China is being vague about what the nine-dash line means, which doesn’t help. I hope the hotheads don’t get to make decisions and start WW3. Humanity has a fatal flaw and that is they only see their own side of the story.

  • Rusty Wyse

    No China doesn’t do that.
    Only the U.S. brainwashed their citizens from birth to grave.

  • Rusty Wyse

    You may be right. I won’t live long enough to see the day.
    But the future looks very grim from here.

  • Peter

    As WWII winning countries, US is a witness of China’s rightful territorial claims by cosigning a number of treaties with then allied and winning country, China that legalized these claims. These documents include the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation. In South China Sea, In 1898 the ” Treaty of Paris ” and In 1900, the “Treaty of Washington”, and several other treaties that limited boundaries of the Philippines all excluded the Huangyan Island (Scarborough) from the scope of the sovereignty of the Philippines. In 2006 and 2011, in official maps of the Philippines, the Huangyan Island was also marked outside its national boundaries.

    China’s insistence of ownership of Huangyan Island derives from the principle “Discovered first and included in its territory first”. During the Yuan Dynasty, China had clear written records that it found Huangyan Island. In 1898 the ” Treaty of Paris ” and In 1900, the “Treaty of Washington”, and several other treaties that limited boundaries of the Philippines all excluded the Huangyan Island (Scarborough) from the scope of the sovereignty of the Philippines. In 2006 and 2011, in official maps of the Philippines, the Huangyan Island was also marked outside its national boundaries.

    These islands in the South China Sea were returned to China by Japan after it lost the war according to the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation. These were recognized in Philippines’s old maps which did not include these in its territory. But in its recent years, the Ph occupied some Chinese Islands and put these in its new maps.

    Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Spain

    December10, 1898

    Article III. Spain cedes to the United States the archipelago known as the Philippine Islands, and comprehending the islands lying within the following line:

    A line running from west to east along or near the twentieth parallel of north latitude, and through the middle of the navigable channel of Bachi, from the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) to the one hundred and twenty-seventh (127th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, thence along the one hundred and twenty seventh (127th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich to the parallel of four degrees and forty five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′]) north latitude, thence along the parallel of four degrees and forty five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′) north latitude to its intersection with the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich, thence along the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich to the parallel of latitude seven degrees and forty minutes (7 [degree symbol] 40′) north, thence along the parallel of latitude of seven degrees and forty minutes (7 [degree symbol] 40′) north to its intersection with the one hundred and sixteenth (116th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, thence by a direct line to the intersection of the tenth (10th) degree parallel of north latitude with the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, and thence along the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich to the point of beginning.The United States will pay to Spain the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) within three months after the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty.

  • Peter

    China’s insistence of ownership of Huangyan Island derives from the principle “Discovered first and included in its territory first”. During the Yuan Dynasty, China had clear written records that it found Huangyan Island. In 1898 the ” Treaty of Paris ” and In 1900, the “Treaty of Washington”, and several other treaties that limited boundaries of the Philippines all excluded the Huangyan Island (Scarborough) from the scope of the sovereignty of the Philippines. In 2006 and 2011, in official maps of the Philippines, the Huangyan Island was also marked outside its national boundaries.

    These islands in the South China Sea were returned to China by Japan after it lost the war according to the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation. These were recognized in Philippines’s old maps which did not include these in its territory. But in its recent years, the Ph occupied some Chinese Islands and put these in its new maps.

    Treaty of Peace Between the United States and Spain

    December10, 1898

    Article III. Spain cedes to the United States the archipelago known as the Philippine Islands, and comprehending the islands lying within the following line:

    A line running from west to east along or near the twentieth parallel of north latitude, and through the middle of the navigable channel of Bachi, from the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) to the one hundred and twenty-seventh (127th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, thence along the one hundred and twenty seventh (127th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich to the parallel of four degrees and forty five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′]) north latitude, thence along the parallel of four degrees and forty five minutes (4 [degree symbol] 45′) north latitude to its intersection with the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich, thence along the meridian of longitude one hundred and nineteen degrees and thirty five minutes (119 [degree symbol] 35′) east of Greenwich to the parallel of latitude seven degrees and forty minutes (7 [degree symbol] 40′) north, thence along the parallel of latitude of seven degrees and forty minutes (7 [degree symbol] 40′) north to its intersection with the one hundred and sixteenth (116th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, thence by a direct line to the intersection of the tenth (10th) degree parallel of north latitude with the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich, and thence along the one hundred and eighteenth (118th) degree meridian of longitude east of Greenwich to the point of beginning.The United States will pay to Spain the sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) within three months after the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty.

  • Peter

    Filmar, take back your lies from your rear end from your front end!

  • Alexander Seville

    china’s ccp are brainwashed their citizens with their FAKE and BOGUS claim. hahahahahahahahah

  • Alexander Seville

    You’re dreaming ! Rusty Wyse. your china is in DEEP trouble right now ! hahahahahahahahah ”GO DOWN china DOWN ! DOWN ! hahahahahahah KNEEL DOWN !!!

  • Alexander Seville

    Bankster, can’t you figure it out ?…china started claiming these sealane and small state EEZ because back in 2006 china, Vietnam, and Philippines signed a joint seismic agreement with china, now china found some hydro carbons that would indicate oil and gas deposits lie’s in the EEZ of Vietnam and Philippines..

  • Alexander Seville

    Where are the ccp troll’s now to defend their FAKE and BOGUS claim ?

  • Alexander Seville

    China should QUIT their FAKE and BOGUS claim., and should comply with International Tribunal when the final outcome reach the verdict !

  • LOLHA

    It really is the other way around. Most Americans are brainwashed by the media.

  • Test6816

    It is easy to make empty statements or proclamations like your without anything backing up what you are ranting.

  • Henry Nguyen

    I disagred this article about the South East Asia- USA not created this problem and we can not seat here let China kit out ! China never have intended to negociate,(you know this negociating has prolong more than 10 yrs now) China intended dragging this issue as long as China can,before the war can break out.. meantime China build up their military system as strong as to facing with USA and the world in many years to come. With China ,the South East Asia countries are meaningless to her and China has 30% chinese as “mode” and these chinese people living crosses in this S.E.A always look to mother land- neverless chinese living Europ,Canada,USA,Austrilia continentals did the same way, stole IP,copy technology ..any thing they think can help mother land,including yearly bililiondolars sending home.Also like Mao said to Henry Kissinger (China’ agent) -He can give (export) to HenryK and the world 10 million chinese women…from that point of view, China using woman as another way to conquer or spread to the world by inscrease multi-chinese population cross international. Be aware

  • BURADOR

    Communist China and Russia are HISTORICALLY ARCH RIVAL and just USING each other at the moment because BOTH are DESPERATE of SUPER POWER STATUS that US POSESES–
    This two ROUGE states will STAB each other BACKS as soon as DIPLOMATICrelation TURN SOUR—

  • dcjordan15

    China cannot in any way prove or present any material evidence that it has the right to those islands besides saying over and over again that it has an “undisputable” right to those. It conceived the idea of 9 dash line only in the late 1940s. Philippines on the other hand has maps dating back to the 17th century that have Scarborough Shoal and part of the Spratlies on them. Now if those maps aren’t good enough evidence, maybe just saying the word “indisputable” is, which is China’s communist military’s favorite word in the dictionary.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Another brainwashed pawn.

    Uncle Sam can’t even get China to vacate the South China Sea.

    Who is going to force China to “dig her own grave”???

    Looking at the wolrd situation today, it’s more likely the U.S. “… is digging her own grave”.

  • johnsonpadilla

    China’s attitude if uncheck will continue to do as it pleases. The author is suggesting the US to lessen its criticism much lesser than the already less tempered attitude shown by the US toward China’s militarization of the South China Sea patrolling and preventing other claimants from visiting the islands they occupied. China does not want the issue to be resolved asserting that the whole of the area belongs to China. This issue, China said, should not be resolved through international arbitration but rather bilateral discussion with individual claimants where their intention is let each accept that it is owner of the area. They only want a winning situation where other claimants will accept. This author wants China to continue with its plan and wants everybody including the US not to say anything or stand against it because it could lead to military confrontation. In other words, let China do whatever it wants to do in the South China Sea

  • Rusty Wyse

    Why don’t you stop showing your brainwashed mind to the world. No one can be as brainwashed as you are.

  • Filmar

    Anyone outside of China knows it is China causing all the problems. Anyone inside China has to say it is the USA causing problem or they die. China and Russia now are not much different than North Korea, their people are all oppressed and force fed lies 24/7.

  • Rusty Wyse

    Vietnam is just a small nation, one of Uncle Sam’s Seven Dwarfs. The only significant role Vietnam can play is being Uncle Sam’s Seven Dwarfs, otherwise, nothing!!!

  • dcjordan15

    Bankster, you have a very shallow knowledge of the hostory of these islands… China laid claim to these islands only in 1947. The Philippines has had the islands on its maps way back in the 17th century in the later part of the Age of Discovery.

  • bananas

    Citizens of China are the blind when news, education, Internet, all kinds of information is censored and changed by government, for the government. They don’t know what the truth is, only what bias information is feed to control the masses. The truth is ugly and no country is pretty.

  • Naldo

    I hope you will be there. The Philippines do not like china taking its EEZ. So if its war then we have no choice but to fight until we defeat the enemy. And no “or else”.

  • bankster

    The so called 200-mile EEZ is a half-baked, incomplete and convoluted concept that needs to be either clarified or scrapped altogether. What does an EEZ mean? does it mean all land features including islands within the EEZ belong to the owner of EEZ? if so then which land features are entitled to their own EEZ? does an island inside a EEZ also has its own EEZ? If so then wouldn’t a country be able to keep expanding its territorial claims by claiming lands within its EEZ and then claiming EEZ with those lands? If an island is already claimed by a country before the EEZ even existed, which is the case with regard to China, then can the EEZ change sovereignty of the island? or does the island automatically get its EEZ just like a country? It’s a total mess in my opinion.

  • China Liar

    How far is China from Spratlys? Can you prove China own SCS with your ancient map? What happened to Xi’s face when Angela gave him China’s own ancient map as a gift? Can’t stand that thick Chinese face..

  • chruda

    Even a blind people can see that the US carries no justice but wants to contain China. I can’t wait to see a showdown that should solve the SCS issue for a century.

  • China Liar

    China is so greedy. She is stealing territories from other countries around her (Russia, India, Vietnam, Burma, Korea, Mongolia, Japan, Philippines and Lao). China has too many enemies. China has is digging her own grave.

  • David Kuo

    Look the map. The Spratlys Islans/reefs are outside of the Vietnam’s EEZ but Vietnam occupied most of the Spratlys.